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Mirror occasionally sticks up

I have an old analog MAMIYA camera. I'm not sure about the exact model as it is not listed anywhere on the device (picture included). Recently the mirror started sticking in the up position ...
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Why do my photos come out hazy, blurry and unfocused [duplicate]

I have a Canon AE-1 program, i have had it for a while now. I’ve taken some nice photos and some that I’m not satisfied with. Some just do not come out focused or exposed well. Any clues as to what ...
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Does the film counter point to the number of photos taken so far, or after this current shot?

I know this is a dumb question, but I recently inherited my first film camera, a Rollei B35. After loading the film, I had to fire the shutter a couple times to get the film counter in the window to &...
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Nikon MF-29 date back usage and imprint location

I've pulled my F-100 out of the cupboard to use this weekend and remembered that it has an MF-29 date back. However I can't remember exactly how the date back works, neither do I have a manual for it,...
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How can I accelerate a film's expiration date?

Recently I saw expired film photos and I liked them a lot. I've been shooting on film for a year and a half now and I feel like trying new things. I want to try this thing myself, but before I do, I ...
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Can a LCD projector imprint an image onto a light-sensitive paper?

I am trying to develop an experiment in which I would expose a fast-framed video (almost timelapse-y) to a light-sensitive paper for a short amount of time as in the same process used to make ...
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Blank circles on BW film

I just developed a film that came out with transparent circles placed randomically on it and transparent edges. Example showing the beginning of the film, the shots that always come out totally ...
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Bulk C-41 color negative film?

In searching "wholesale film", I stumbled upon bulk loading. However, I noticed that most bulk film available are either black and white, or ECN process color film. Does anybody know why ...
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Flash sync cable does not control aperture priority film cam shutter speed

Film camera: Yashica electro 35cc (35mm) Flash: modern Nikon speedlight Is it possible to shoot at f1.8 with a speedlight on a film camera? Sensibly and according to sources, my film camera is ...
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Sticky expired film

I have recently (2-3 weeks ago) bought a lot of expired films and they stayed in my bag since then. I wanted to use one of them (color plus 2007/2008), but the film was very sticky and almost all ...
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Why did my 35mm scans come out with this white grain?

So I recently found my Grandfather's old Pentax ME, I just finished my first roll and noticed that the scans came out very white/grainy. I am wondering if this could be an exposure issue, it was new ...
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Light leaks all over the photos

It is my first time using a film camera and I've developed my first roll of film, Lomography CN 400. The camera is a Fujifilm MDL-9. I know that my problem is light leaks and it's coming from the ...
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Does anyone know of any flashes that would work on an old Konica FP-1?

My mum recently gave me an old Konica FP-1 Program which she got in the 80s. I'm in by no means a professional or even an amateur really, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction ...
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What is the advantage of C41 with separated bleach and fixer baths?

What are the advantages of performing the C41 process with separate bleach and fixer baths rather than a single blix bath from the commonly available Unicolor/CineStill/etc kits? If there is an ...
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How to coax 8-sec shutter on aperture prio film cam?

Camera: Yashica Electro 35 cc Hi guys! Multiple records about my camera model indicate that it has a shutter speed range of 1/250 to 8sec. However, I recently tried to photograph an orange streelit ...
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Increase shadows and contrast but keep developing time standard with TMAX 400 Film

I would like to increase contrast make it stronger / darker with TAX 400 Film but keep developing time standard. Do I have to push this film or underexpose it? If underexpose then by how much? I would ...
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Which step/component of film photography matters most when trying to get a very vintage, grainy look?

In my experience with digital photography, I've been told (and believe) that the lens and post-processing matter far more in the process of making a desired photo than the camera used does. I've ...
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Can “extensions” be put on a Canonet QL17?

I'm about to get into the world of film cameras and have decided on buying a Canon Canonet QL17. However, it has a fixed lens and a large part of my photography involves wide-angle and telephoto ...
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Do negative digitalization apps work with unprocessed film?

Recently I found 3 unprocessed film rolls like this one: Can I extract the films from the rolls and scan them using some app like KODAK Mobile Film Scanner?
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Transition between different film/sensor generations

During the history of photography, there has arguably been no component which has improved as much as the medium which records the light. The mainstream has gradually moved from glass plates, to 5x4&...
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Replace a broken SLR mirror with a cut HDD?

I love film cameras and repairing them. However, I often encounter cameras with broken and scratched mirrors. Is it possible to use some old HDDs and cut them to replace those mirrors ? I want to ...
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Where to get old K-14 movie film, that was exposed in the 1970's, developed in color?

I have 2 rolls of K-14 movie film that have sat undeveloped since the mid 70's. Who can develop this now in color? These undeveloped home movies have apparently sat in the can unprocessed since about ...
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What is causing the light leak in my Hasselblad A12 back?

I have this consistent leak in the middle of my frames. I thought that I had at first messed up replacing the seals, but the leaks persisted after I replaced the light trap once more. There is some ...
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What kind of photography is this?

Digging through a file of (very) old family photos, I found a couple of photos like this: The thing is about 10cm (4 inches) height, and it looks like a film glued to a fairly thick cardboard. This ...
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How do I produce a microscopic-size slide for stanhope

Is there a way to produce a microscopic film on a glass slide because I am trying to create a stanhope. For example in the image shown below, the image film is around 3 - 4mm. And also is it possible ...
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I accidentally opened the back of an automatic wind unwind point and shoot camera

I'm not sure how many shots i have shot about 10 and i dont rememeber if it unwinds or winds after i closed it back. Will my film roll stay on the unexposed or it will go back to the first frame? My ...
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What is the benefit of agitating gently, particularly with pushing Kentmere 400?

In this post about pushing Kentmere 400 to 1600, it talks about gentle agitation: agitate very gently (like with the little swizzle stick thing from the Patterson tank) for first 30 or 45 seconds, ...
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What went wrong during development?

I've been developing my own film for a month now and never had that issue before. I use Patterson developpment tank. I did fill the tank with 300ml of chemicals as usual, agitate, washed for 10 ...
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What surfaces have been used to capture images in analog photography?

I'm trying to form a list of the different kinds of materials that have been used in analog photography for the capturing of images. Not necessarily the chemical emulsions, but the 'surfaces'... for a ...
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Film scans came back very blue

I've taken below photo with my Nishika n8000 using the cloudy/poor light mode (I believe it then picks an aperture of f/8). I used Kodak Ultramax 400 and a flash for a majority of the shots which were ...
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Increasing contrast in a darkroom print?

So I made a darkroom print the other day, but I am unhappy with it. It doesn't have enough contrast. Now I know what you're gonna say: 'You should use a high contrast paper or filter'. Thanks, but ...
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First film roll just got developed and all my pictures have a white fog on them?

I recently got an olympus om10 and shot my first roll of film, The film is fujicolour c200. I got my film developed and when I picked it up, the guy in the shop said some of them were really dark. ...
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Shooting Lomography Metropolis as a redscale film?

Has anyone tried shooting Lomography Metropolis as a redscale film. That is, loaded with the film back to front, so the light hits the red sensitive layer first and then filtered out for the yellow ...
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Can I safely double a 1L C-41 chemistry kit?

my usual hookup for C41 chemicals is out of stock for the forseeable future, and B&H does not stock any 2L chemical kits, so I'm wondering if anyone has successfully doubled a 1L kit. better safe ...
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Can I use my Canon Pixma AiO printer for scanning film?

I would like start scanning 120 and 35mm films, but my flatbed scanner (Canon Pixma 9155 AiO printer) doesn't officially support this. It doesn't come with a film holder, the software doesn't support ...
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What is the “clarification” step when processing Polaroid film?

I'm translating a series of texts by photographers from French to English. I'm having trouble with the use of the term "clarification" (in French) as part of the normal processing of Polaroid film. ...
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How to make photographic film at home

I am working on building my own camera. For the first part I made a simple lens design and crafted the lenses out of acrylic glass. My lens is a rough 100mm lens with 3 elements and I used a 3d ...
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How many types of film balance exist?

I'm collating some data about photographic films and their characteristics for a project I'm working on. Right now I'm looking into film balance and I've come across two types, 'Daylight' and '...
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Developed 35mm Film Green Tinted instead of Orange

I recently started shooting using two old 35 mm film cameras (Minolta 7s and Olympus OM-G). Since all labs have been closed, I've been developing film at home using first Cinestill, then Arista's ...
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35mm Black and White Film Artifacts

I have recently begun shooting photographs using black and white film ( Ilford ISO 50 ). My camera is a Pentax ME with automatic exposure controls and manual focus. My most recent developed photos ...
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Angenieux 6-80mm Super 8 lens “40/80” knob

I'm new to the world of film. My Beaulieu 5008-s came with the Angenieux 6-80mm f/1.2 lens. About half way up the barrel there is a small knob engraved with "40" along the edge and "80" directly ...
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I accidentially exposed a bulk film roll from a bulk film loader. Are there chances of recovering parts of that bulk film?

I had ordered a used bulk film loader recently. And the person who sold it to me probably thought that a good thing would be to provide me the bulk film loader with bulk-film in it, intact. Not ...
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Minolta XE-7 shooting Ilford Delta 400 B&W 35mm. Film came out clear, save for about 5 decent exposures

I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a ...
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film recommendation for Mamiya 645 AFD, landscapes

I've recently purchased a Mamiya 645 AFD with both 80mm ƒ/2.8 and 45mm ƒ/2.8 lenses and I'm looking forward to dipping my toes in the medium format (only the pinkies could fit in my current digital ...
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Nikon flash guide number

I have recently purchased a Nikon SB-28 flash for my Mamiya 645 1000s camera. Since I can use the flash only in the Manual mode, I am trying to create a guide in order to be able to calculate the ...
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Fixing Minolta Sr-1 stuck release button

Just bought a Minolta Sr-1. I was taking some photos until I advanced the lever but the button wouldn't release the shutter. I opened up the bottom and couldn't seem to figure out what was the problem ...
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Poorly scanned or poorly shot film roll?

Edit: Here are samples of the negatives.. 29, 32, and 33 were the photos I showed I'm hoping I could have some input on what exactly went wrong with this Portra 400 35mm roll of film. I've been ...
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My RTS CONTAX can't unwind my film rolls, help and advice please

I am relatively new to film cameras, I am still learning using a film camera. More often use DSLR. I just spent my quarantine days taking a roll of 36 photos with CONTAX RTS. When I got to my last ...
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How to store film before processing?

I have been shooting some color films (portra 400) during this quarantine time and I have to wait before getting them processed as labs are closed. I have read many contradictory opinion on that ...
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Blocky marks on colour negatives

I've recently started developing my own colour film with the Tetenal C-41 kit. After scanning with my Epson V600 I've noticed that some of my frames have these blocky marks on them (see a few that I'...

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